Our primary focus is our students. We want to ensure that every student graduates from the COB prepared for the next step in their professional journey. To help make that a reality, we offer the following services and programs to aid in students’ career development.
Whether you’re a first-year undergraduate trying to figure out what to do with your life, or a seasoned professional in the Executive MBA program, the university career center staff can assist you with your career planning and goals. Common topics:
- Including psychometric career assessments (e.g. Myers-Briggs, Strong Interest Inventory)
- Career Research & Exploration
- Job search
- Résumés and cover letters
- Interview preparation
- Offer negotiation
- Grad school applications
You can schedule an appointment with a career counselor online through Handshake
- Log in using your PNW career account
- Click on “Appointments”
- Follow the prompts to schedule a meeting with one of our staff
Built-In Career Planning
The COB Experience program is designed to give you an edge in the career arena. This program consists of four graded, required 1-credit courses (undergraduate programs only) that cover a comprehensive list of career development topics and skills.
BUSM 100: Management Lectures
BUSM 100 covers the basics of how to succeed in college, and to introduce students to the different programs in the College of Business. You’ll also learn the basics of LinkedIn, resume writing, and e-portfolios to begin keeping track of your accomplishments and experiences.
BUSM 200: Intro to Career Development
BUSM 200 introduces students to the process of self-assessment and career exploration. Through this course, you’ll take multiple assessments to help expand your career ideas, and learn how to conduct effective research on career paths that interest you.
BUSM 300: Job & Internship Search Strategies
In BUSM 300, students will learn how to conduct an effective job search, write high-quality professional documents, build their professional networks, and thrive in job interviews.
BUSM 400: Advanced Career Development
We’re taking the training wheels off. BUSM 400 will require students to actually conduct a job search, give a public workshop presentation in collaboration with industry professionals, demonstrate their knowledge of their major field, and make the transition to life after college.
We want to make sure you’ve got tools that you can use anywhere, anytime.
Handshake is a “one-stop shop” for PNW students to apply for jobs & internships, access career planning articles and resources, sign up for career events, search through recruiter contacts, and interact with alumni career mentors. All enrolled students have an account.
Visit pnw.joinhandshake.com and log in with your PNW Career Account to get started!
Need to practice for job interviews? Conduct an online mock interview through InterviewStream! You can also watch video tips from industry experts on how to handle tough interview questions. There are over 7,000 interview questions available to choose from, based on industry. Use your PNW e-mail address to create a free account!
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